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Norrmalm in Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)

Kungsgatan ("King's Street")

Kungsgatan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 12, 2017
1. Kungsgatan Marker
Inscription.   Brunkebergsåsen delade länge city i två delar. För att förena dem bröts Kungsgatan fram i början av 1900-talet för att invigas 1911. Under mellankrigstiden blev den stadens ledande affärs- och nöjesgata. Med sina biografer, modemedvetna butiker och de två ”skyskraporna” blev gatan också den moderna kontorstadens sinnebild. Det enhetliga arkitektoniska arkadmotivet längs gatans östra del – efter en idé av arkitekten Sven Wallander – bidrog till elegansen.

Central Stockholm was formerly divided into two sections by the Brunkeberg moraine. Kungsgatan was excavated in the early 20th century to link up the two neighbourhoods. With its elegant façades and twin “skyscrapers” Kungsgatan became Stockholm’s leading shopping street between the world wars, with fashionable stores, cinemas and cafés.
Erected 2013 by Samfundet S:t Erik.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 59° 20.163′ N, 18° 4.065′ E. Marker is

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in Stockholm, Stockholms län (Stockholm County). It is in Norrmalm. Marker is at the intersection of Kungsgatan and Regeringsgatan, on the right when traveling west on Kungsgatan. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kungsgatan 18, Stockholm, Stockholms län 111 83, Sweden. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kungstornen / The Kungsgatan Towers (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Centrumhuset / Center Building (about 210 meters away); Konserthuset / The Concert Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Johannes Klockstapel / John's Bell Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Varuhuset PUB / PUB Department Store (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Svenska Fotbollförbundet / Swedish Football Association (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); August Blanche (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Warodellska Huset / The Warodell House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
More about this marker. The marker is on the north side of Kungsgatan, on the north side of the archway that goes beneath Regeringsgatan bridge.
Kungsgatan Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 12, 2017
2. Kungsgatan Marker - Wide View
<i>Stockholm, Kungsgatan</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Harold Olsen, circa 1930
3. Stockholm, Kungsgatan
This is looking east on Kungsgatan ("King's Street") towards the Kungstornen ("King's Towers"). The marker site is a block past the towers.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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